November 20, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Cops Pull Man From Overturned Boat

Two NYPD cops from the aviation unit saved the life of a man whose boat overturned in the choppy waters off Rockaway on Sunday. Sources say that Joseph Dell'Arena was fishing offshore at about 11:45 a.m. More...

Advocates For Mentally Ill Say No To State Plan

"Woefully inadequate." That's what advocates for the mentally ill are saying about a state plan that would create only 1,000 new units of supported housing for the mentally ill over the next five years, More...

Fight With A Little Bite

By Nicholas Briano

Police officers from the 100 Precinct arrested a Rockaway Beach man after he allegedly beat a man with a set of keys and took a bite out of his stomach, according to Queens District Attorney Rich - ard Brown's office. More...

Demolitions Worry Bungalow Residents About Future

Seven bungalows on Beach 26 Street were unexpectedly demolished last week, a short time after the owner told the owner of a neighboring bungalow that there were no immediate plans to tear down the homes, More...

Sanders, CC Members Demand Affordable Vet Housing

As the men and women of the armed forces return home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, members of the City Council are asking the New York State Legislature to give these veterans priority to obtain admission in Mitchell-Lama housing developme More...

Be Cautious For Open Enrollment

Insurance Superintendent James Wrynn today warned senior citizens to protect themselves against high-pressure and misleading sales tactics some times aimed at seniors during Medi care Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug plan open enrollment pe More...

Protecting Children And Teens Online

Children and teens are most vulnerable to Cyber-sex offenders onli - ne. Cyber-sex offenders are child pornographers, enticers, groomers or travelers. Child pornography on the Internet is a huge industry. More...

Guilty In 2005 Edgemere Double Slay

Two men, one from Rockaway and the other from Brooklyn, both with rap sheets, have been convicted of murder in the shooting deaths of a young man and woman and the attempted murder of two other men at the Edgemere Houses in 2005. More...

Harris: 'I Didn't Mean To Kill Him'

In a wide-ranging televised interview with Cha - nnel 2's Mary Calvi on Monday night, convicted killer Brigitte Harris said that she wanted to stop her father from molesting others, but didn't mean to kill him in July of 2007 when she handcuffed hi More...

'Cold Hit' Serial Rapist Gets 50 to 75 Years

A former Far Rockaway resident who is presently serving a threeyear sentence for grand larceny has been sentenced to an additional 50 to 75 years in prison following his convictions last month for the rape of a woman in 1996 and the rape of a 12-ye More...

Ottah Completes Basic Training

Far Rockaway native, Navy Seaman Recruit Jeffery C. Ottah, son of Josephine Ottah, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

FR Man Arrested For LI Break-Ins

A Far Rockaway man was one of four men arrested last week in a string of vehicle break-ins in Nassau County, according to published reports. More...

Beating Leads To Two Arrests

Two Far Rockaway residents were arrested last week for the assault of a woman inside a Beach 29 Street house, according to police. More...

RAA Presents 'Glass And Water'

Glass & Water Art Exhibition at Rock away Artists Alliance, Rockaway, NY from November 21 - December 6, showcases two different Rockaway artists, Renée B. Radenberg and Chris tian LeGars. More...

Paterson Announces Mitchell-Lama Reforms

Governor David A. Paterson announced the first comprehensive review and reform of New York State's Mitchell-Lama affordable housing regulations earlier this week. More...

Driver Loses Control, Strikes House

An unidentified driver lost control of her vehicle while driving on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 122 Street on Monday afternoon. Her car slammed into a house on the corner of Beach 122 Street. The house suffered some damage. More...

Who Are The Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse?

Shocking Statistics Tell The Story

One in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. One in five youths recei - ved a sexual approach or solicitation over the Internet in the past year. More...


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